Piping and Pennant Contenders: 1982-1992
During the Mets contender years, fans got to see a colorful arrangement of uniforms from the team. There was even alternate tops worn.
From 1983 to 1990, the white with blue pinstripe home jersey was a V-neck pullover. The front script and number color and layout stayed the same as past generations. The only thing added was the orange-blue-orange piping running up the sides and the sleeves of the uniform. A very eighties look.
From the 1988 to 1992 season the font changed over to a thin sans serif script with a white outline around the letters and numbers. By this time the front number was dropped. The top went from a pullover to a button down in 1991.